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Posted: 25-02-2008
INTERNATIONAL. In its latest monthly Global Focus, Standard Chartered predicts there will be no sharp upturn in the current US recession and it will have a global impact. The rest of world may be better insulated, but not decoupled, and as risk aversion mounts, countries with current account deficits will see their currencies under pressure.The big story that is set to continue to unfold over coming months, and indeed years, is how the balance of global economic and financial power is shifting, from West to East. But three issues currently stand out. First, how severe will be th
Posted: September 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. A new report by executive search firm Metin Mitchell & Co highlights the confidence that Saudi women feel about their working futures and what needs to be done to increase the number of women in the workplace.
Posted: September 14, 2017
UAE. Family offices, importers and exporters, and the TMT industry will be impacted by VAT in various ways, so the need to ensure they are prepared for when VAT is introduced from 1 January 2018 is clear.
Posted: September 13, 2017
UAE. "The false start of early 2017 is over and the cracks are starting to show," said Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory. "Sale volumes of completed properties are at a 6-year low and vacancies are rising across the city."
Posted: September 12, 2017
UAE. Enhancing links to global FinTech community via the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region; The MEDICI platform acts as the connective tissue between startups, financial institutions, investors and other relevant stakeholders globally.
Posted: September 11, 2017
UAE. The total value of 21,893 construction projects reaches US$2.4 trillion; urban projects: US$1.185 trillion; energy projects: US$331 billion; utility projects: US$302 billion; industrial projects: US$181 billion, BNC Construction Intelligence report shows.
Posted: September 11, 2017
UAE. The latest BNC Network report shows 7,878 building projects are active in the UAE; Projects with a value of US$121.1 billion are being built in Dubai compared to US$64.3 billion in Abu Dhabi; A total of 228 projects with a combined value of US$4 billion were completed during August.
Posted: September 10, 2017
LEBANON. Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship to find innovative technology solutions for refugee challenges.
Posted: September 8, 2017
KUWAIT. Markaz report examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region; Blue chips were mostly positive, except the ones from Qatar, which performed negatively in August.
Posted: September 6, 2017
UAE. One of the key findings of a recent PWC report found that the buzz around Industry 4.0 has moved on from what some saw as marketing hype in 2013 to investment and real results today.
Posted: August 30, 2017
UAE. Six US firms and seven tech-related companies take top slots in The Boston Consulting Group's 2017 Value Creators Rankings; TMT has replaced pharma as the primary value-driving sectors in the top ten.
Posted: August 29, 2017
UAE. The data was released by ISC Research, ahead of IPSEF Forum Middle East; shows how increasingly important education has become in the Middle East, with governments providing the right infrastructure and support for international schools to thrive.
Posted: August 25, 2017
KUWAIT. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait put up positive corporate earnings growing by 7%, 6% and 2% respectively.
Posted: August 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The question is not what the military is or what it is for, but could defence become an incubator for emerging disruptive technologies?
Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. As the population growth rates increase, not only are fears of over supply unfounded, rather there is a significant possibility of sustained under supply as Dubai continues its expansion plans towards achieving its goals of the World Expo 2020 and beyond.
Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. According to MEED Projects, just US$56bn worth of contracts were awarded in H1 2017 compared with US$69bn over the same period in 2016; Long-term prospects bright with over US$2 trillion of known active projects in the pipeline across the GCC.

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date:Posted: September 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. A new report by executive search firm Metin Mitchell & Co highlights the confidence that Saudi women feel about their working futures and what needs to be done to increase the number of women in the workplace.
date:Posted: September 15, 2017
UAE. First of its kind study in the MENA region reveals why we are emotionally drawn to certain destinations and environments; Visible everyday human activity, greenery, artistic features and bright colours found to be the most powerful drivers of emotional engagement.
date:Posted: September 14, 2017
UAE. Family offices, importers and exporters, and the TMT industry will be impacted by VAT in various ways, so the need to ensure they are prepared for when VAT is introduced from 1 January 2018 is clear.
SAUDI ARABIA. The Future Investment Initiative (FII) will host global leaders, investors and innovators; FII will be a game-changing platform exploring the trends, opportunities and challenges that will shape the world economy and investment environment over the coming decades.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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